VIPS - Volunteers in Police Service
VIPS is a program designed for citizens who have a desire to volunteer their time to the Sachse Police Department by working in various areas of the department.
Qualifications to join VIPS
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- At least 21 years of age
- Good moral character
- Clean criminal background
- Resident or employed at a business within the Sachse city limits
- Have a desire to contribute to the safety of the community
Volunteers will be able to assist in many areas of the police department including field services, investigations, communications, records, administration, and animal control. All work is volunteer and no monetary benefit is provided.
All new volunteers will attend a 4-hour orientation session, and volunteers will receive specific training in the area of the department in which they wish to work.
Volunteers wishing to work in field services will complete a minimum of 20 hours in the ride-along program with a police officer.
Volunteers must commit to at least eight hours a month or 24 hours per floating quarter to the program. Volunteers are required to keep and maintain a written time card.
To apply to the VIPS program, please complete the Online Personal History Statement. For for more information, contact Sgt. James Wills at 972-495-2271 or by Email.
Your application will be reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator. All areas of the application must be completed or have a N/A placed for Not Applicable, in order to be processed.
Character Reference & Background Check
Contact will be made with the three individuals you provide as references. Failure to provide complete contact information will result in delay of the application process. The Police Department will conduct a background check to determine your eligibility to serve as a volunteer.
Upon completion of the background check, the prospective volunteer will be contacted for an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, and/or his/her designee. Waiver forms, and confidentiality forms will be signed and notarized at this time.
Final Interview with Police Chief
All volunteer candidates will have an interview with the Police Chief. The Police Chief will make the final decision on whether a candidate is accepted or not.
Acceptance or Non-Acceptance
All applicants will be notified by mail or phone of their acceptance or non-acceptance to the program.
Please note under “Terms and Signature” section of the application, an applicant will release the Sachse Police Department from providing a reason for denial to the program.
Participation in other City of Sachse programs does not guarantee acceptance to the VIP program.